Alexandria Community Fire Academy
AFD Community Fire Academy
The purpose of the Alexandria Community Fire Academy is to educate the Alexandria community about fire safety and emergency medical response, while learning about the history, administration, operations and apparatus of an urban public safety agency. The goal of the Academy is to build partnerships within the community by helping participants understand how the fire department works, and to encourage volunteering within the community.
Participants will also have an opportunity, through hands-on training, to experience a "day in the life" as a firefighter/paramedic. They will learn skills such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), how to stretch a hose line, ladder operations, and how an engine and truck operate, along with special operations skills.
NOTE: The Community Fire Academy is an outreach and engagement program, NOT the Department's recruit school for incoming firefighters. If interested in becoming a firefighter/EMT with the Alexandria Fire Department, visit Fire Recruitment.
The program is open to City residents ages 18 and over, individuals who work in the City, and owners of businesses located in the City.
How to Apply
The application process for the spring 2024 is currently closed. Check back for information about the fall 2024 session of the Community Fire Academy.